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Former White House press secretary mocked for confusing Pearl Harbor anniversary with D-Day

A former White House press secretary was mocked after he confused Pearl Harbor’s anniversary with D-Day on Twitter.

Sean Spicer, 51, tweeted in a now-deleted memorial post on Wednesday, writing, “Today is D-Day. It only lives in infamy as we remember and share the story of sacrifice with the next generation #DDay.”

Twitter users were quick to point out to the Harvard politician that today is the anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

D-Day, the commemoration of the Allied landings in Normandy in 1944, falls on June 6.

The Republican had properly celebrated the holiday in June and had even lashed out at President Joe Biden for not recognizing it.

He wrote in June 2021: “Yesterday was the anniversary of #DDay – the president has said nothing about it. The @WhiteHouse @PressSec says he might get to it.”

However, the former Navy reserve commander, who served 22 years, was quick to apologize for the mishap on Wednesday, writing: “Sorry. Apologies.’

Sean Spicer, 51, tweeted in a now-deleted memorial post on Wednesday: “Today is D-Day. It only lives in infamy as we remember and share the story of sacrifice with the next generation #DDay’

He later deleted the message and said 'sorry' for his mistake

He later deleted the message and said ‘sorry’ for his mistake

But his simple apology didn’t save him from a brutal attack online, as many mocked Spicer for not knowing basic history.

“Hey @SeanSpicer, DDay was when we landed in Normandy. Today is Pearl Harbor Day. You would think someone with your voice wouldn’t make basic mistakes in memory of our greatest generation,” Twitter user Randy Otto wrote.

Another user, Michael Reagan, wrote: “Sean Dday is June 6th.. This is Pearl Harbor Day..Just FYI.”

Anthony DeRosa wrote, “Today is not actually D-Day (that’s June 6th).”

“Well, it’s not like you were in the Navy or anything,” Vin Grieco wrote.

Another user, Caitlyn Landry, wrote, “This is…painful. Not at all surprising and believable, but painful.’

Last June, Spicer celebrated D-Day and even criticized the White House for not remembering it

Last June, Spicer celebrated D-Day and even criticized the White House for not remembering it

Many joked about Spicer’s use of “disgrace,” meaning an evil act, and joking about his tweet would also fall under that category.

“A post that will live in infamy,” wrote TheotherT-Rev.

Eighty-one years ago, on December 7, 2,403 military and civilians were killed in Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack that officially drew America into World War II. Over 1,000 were injured and two battleships were also sunk at the Hawaii base.

Many mocked the former press secretary for not knowing the

Many mocked the former press secretary for not knowing the “basic” history, saying his post was “embarrassing” and “will live in disgrace”

A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the site of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to remember those who died.

The audience sat silent for a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the same time the attack began on December 7, 1941.

Sailors aboard the USS Daniel Inouye lined the rails of the guided-missile destroyer as it passed along the grassy shoreline where the ceremony was held and past the USS Arizona Memorial honoring the survivors and those killed in the attack.

Ken Stevens, a 100-year-old survivor of the USS Whitney, returned the salute.

“The eternal legacy of Pearl Harbor will forever be shared in this location, as we must never forget those who have come before us so that we can chart a fairer and more peaceful path for those who follow,” said Tom Leatherman, Superintendent of the Pearl Harbor. Harbor National Memorial.

A handful of centenarian survivors (pictured today) of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the site of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to remember those who perished 81 years ago

A handful of centenarian survivors (pictured today) of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the site of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to remember those who perished 81 years ago

More than 2,000 military and civilians were killed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack, which officially drew America into World War II

More than 2,000 military and civilians were killed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack, which officially drew America into World War II

More than 1,000 were injured and two battleships were also sunk at the Hawaii base in 1941

More than 1,000 were injured and two battleships were also sunk at the Hawaii base in 1941

Source: Dailymail

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